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Welcome to our newsletter. It delivers important news and information, as well as identifying useful resources that can enhance your organization's competitiveness in the food industry. Our focus is on helping you to achieve and maintain an approved GFSI food safety certification. In doing so, we typically become a valued business partner to our clients. 

Is a Single Food Safety Agency in the Works?


In the FY 2016 budget, President Obama has proposed merging the FDA and USDA into a single new agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose is to eliminate overlap, confusion and reduce enforcement costs. So far, most people seem to support this measure. Passage depends on how well the proposal is accepted by a GOP-controlled Congress, however.
Mandatory Recall for Contaminated Meat Proposed  

proposed Meat and Poultry Recall Notification Act would give USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) mandatory recall authority for meat, poultry and some egg products currently under USDA jurisdiction. 

Currently, FSIS attempts to persuade a company to issue the recall, but the agency can only require a recall if an adulterant is discovered. The problem is that not all foodborne pathogens are considered adulterants. For example, Salmonella isn't.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is proposing legislation that would require recalls of meat and poultry contaminated with pathogens.

Food Safety is a Growth Industry for Attorneys 


Legal firms are focusing on food safety lawsuits as a growth industry. One of the more aggressive firms, Marler Clark, now focuses exclusively on representing victims of foodborne outbreaks such as E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria. So far, they have collected over $600 million dollars for their clients.

Worried about your firm's food safety programs? We can help. Food Safety Consultants is a North American network of expert consultants designed to assist organizations in the food industry in becoming certified to globally accepted HACCP and GFSI standards, or passing NSF audits. Contact us for a free consultation.
Food Safety in the News 
February, 2015



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Don Steele, PSV Food Safety Consultants 
Don Steele

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How can your business and facilities become certified to a GFSI approved scheme? This detailed, customized report explains the steps involved and provides North American organizations with an estimate for consulting, Registrar and auditing fees. It also gives you an idea of the timeframe typically required for a company like yours to achieve a GFSI food safety certification. And just for requesting the Report, we will send a FREE publication, "Marketing your Food Safety Certification - How to Promote your Food Safety Certification," which explains how to leverage your GFSI-approved certification to gain more business.